Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation District Services Agent 1 (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220913-8636FE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highway Operations invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation District Services Agent 1 in the District 3, Special Services Section, New Haven.

What You'll Do: This Transportation District Services Agent 1 position is responsible for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of work performed under permit or of road conditions involving traffic regulatory measures.

Position Details: This is a 40-hour position, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the P-4 Bargaining unit. Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Driver's License, and a copy of their Master Application at the time of interview.

What We Can Offer You: As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
After You Apply: 
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  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
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In the Department of Transportation, Central Office of Maintenance or a District Maintenance Office this class is accountable in an assigned district for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of work performed under permit or of road conditions involving traffic regulatory measures.


Reviews permit applications, bonds, insurance certificates and plans and specifications prior to construction; participates in pre-construction meetings; inspects work affecting state highways by property owners, public utilities, municipalities, general contractors and other state agencies performed under permit to insure compliance with permit specifications, safety procedures and state and local regulations; recommends field changes; verifies completion of permit work; investigates complaints and conducts inspections pertaining to following: illegal encroachments, cross culvert and drainage system installations and new project initiations, major traffic generators and other related matters; prepares drainage project estimates; makes recommendations for improvements pertaining to traffic related matters; reviews roads scheduled for resurfacing; prepares pre-construction and progress reports; coordinates traffic services memoranda and maintains records; maintains contact with other departmental and outside officials regarding projects; may assist Agents of higher grade with investigations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of basic principles and practices of highway engineering as applied to construction, reconstruction, maintenance, drainage or traffic; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret plans, maps, specifications, regulations and statutes; investigatory ability; ability to prepare charts and graphs; ability to utilize computer software.


Five (5) years of field work in highway construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or drainage projects or traffic control studies.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the inspection of highway construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or drainage projects or traffic control studies.

NOTE: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance) (Bridge) (Signs and Markings), Transportation District Electrical Supervisor, Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Maintenance Planner 1, Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Highway Maintenance) (Bridge Maintenance) (Electrical Maintenance) (Tree Maintenance) (Signs and Markings), Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance), Transportation Landscape Designer 1, Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) or Transportation Maintainer 4.


College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Experience in roadway construction and utility work.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.